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A summer of saving lives - lifeguarding in Gaza

For Gaza’s lifeguards, work is more than a livelihood; it is about providing a safe space for relief – a summer snapshot.  


From 'the merchant of Venice' to our time - Climate insurance tales

Testing accessible and affordable crop insurance for poor farmers, who are vulnerable to climate change effects in the Philippines  


Financing risk in Eurasia: Community, country and region

Risk is part and parcel of development, entwined with development and inseparable from that development. Increasingly it is recognized that an understanding and management of risk is what makes…  


From crowdfunding to development platforms: 8 ways to make use of a networked world

It’s impossible to eradicate poverty – a complex phenomenon – without connecting different areas of expertise and partners across a wide range of thematic issues.  


Celebrating refugees - strengthening partnership for results

A record number of people are displaced by violent conflict and disasters around the world. Twenty-two and a half million are refugees.  


Using blockchain to make land registry more reliable in India

The word blockchain often conjures up thoughts of cryptocurrencies, of people dabbling in a seemingly dark art, making tens of millions of dollars. Blockchain was first linked to the cryptocurrency…  


Partnership for jobs and livelihoods amid complex crises

Over 5.5 million registered Syrian refugees reside in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The prolonged and escalated crisis has deeply impacted the livelihoods of refugees, the internally…  


UN Shows Strong Support for Economic Stability in Lebanon

One month before Lebanon holds its first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade, the United Nations called for continued international support for Lebanon’s political and economic stability,…  


In eastern Ukraine, a platform for recovery

The violence in eastern Ukraine has caused total disruption, killing 10,000 people and displacing a further 1.6 million. It has also struck the heart of the economy.  


Mexico shows opportunities for impact investment in nature

UNDP's Biodiversity Finance Initiative has partnered with the Social Venture Exchange Mexico (SVX) to explore opportunities for impact investing in nature-related projects and ventures in Mexico. The…  

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